Ramadan Mubarak! Breaking Fast at Hunter College

hunter students celebrating with food

HUNTER COLLEGE — Despite over 330 attendees cramming into just two rooms on the Hunter College campus, both were silent at sunset as rows of people kneeled to the ground in prayer, or Maghrib as it is known in Islam.

While a significant amount of the Hunter student population is Muslim, finding community in a commuter school, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, can be a challenge. To help Muslim students find solidarity and compassion, the Pakistani Student Organization on March 25 helped students and faculty find space for prayer and food to break their fast, in a ceremonious practice referred to as Iftar.